NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- City officials in North Adams are making sure the renovations at the Conte School does not go over its budget.
Earlier this year, the city approved the $30 million project. The state is covering 80 percent of the cost, leaving the city to pay about $6 million.
Although officials are working through the final design phase, residents are concerned about additional costs. However, the mayor said there is still time to make cuts to meet the original cost of the renovation.
"We're talking about whether we air condition the entire school or we air condition the classrooms. So, those are the type of things we are talking about. So, if you start to put things in and pull things out," said North Adams Mayor Richard Alcombright.
Officials will work on the final design process through the end of the year. They hope to send the project out to bid by January.